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Meet Rex, The Handsome Handicapped Cat Who Spreads Love and Pawsitivity

Meet Rex, The Handsome Handicapped Cat Who Spreads Love and Pawsitivity

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If you’re having a bad day, Rex is here to share some love and cheer!

This sweet 7-year-old rescue cat is spreading ‘pawsitivity’ with his heartwarming messages and adorable pictures.

Courtesy of @Rexiecat

Though Rex is now living a life full of love and affection, he was once a mistreated kitten living with neglectful owners.

While under the care of his previous owners, Rex incurred a back injury that left his two back legs paralyzed.

Courtesy of @Rexiecat

Now this adorable tabby will never have to worry about being mistreated again!

He was adopted by his current mom, Dasha Mineva, and has been living happily ever after.

Courtesy of @Rexiecat

Rex’s past is a testament to his strength and resilience.

According to Dasha, Rex doesn’t even know he’s handicapped.

Instead, Rex does everything a “normal” cat does, including playing with his toys and zooming around his home at lightening speed.

Courtesy of @Rexiecat

There are a few things Rex needs a little help with, but that’s what mom is there for!

Dasha helps Rex use the bathroom and scratch some hard-to-reach places.

Rex and Dasha share a special bond.

They’re a true match made in heaven!

Courtesy of @Rexiecat

When Dasha first adopted Rex, she had a custom wheelchair made for him.

However, Rex got around much more comfortably on his front legs and didn’t have much use for his wheelchair.

Courtesy of @Rexiecat

Like many other special needs animals, Rex is incredibly intelligent and adaptive.

He never lets his condition slow him down.

Fast forward 7 years and Rex is still making strides in his mobility without assistance from a wheelchair.

Courtesy of @Rexiecat

The two spend plenty of quality time together and document some of Rex’s most adorable moments.

It turns out that Rex has quite a knack for modeling!

He loves making expressive faces and showing off his stylish sweaters for the camera.

Courtesy of @Rexiecat

Rex is certainly a sight for sore eyes.

His wide eyes, ear tufts, puffy cheeks, and world famous bleps are only a few things that make this handsome tabby so striking!

The list goes on– words don’t do Rex’s charm and appeal enough justice.

Courtesy of @Rexiecat

You’ll just have to see the photos for yourself!

Thanks to his modeling career, Rex has captured hearts all over the planet.

As of the time this story is being written, Rex boasts a whopping 660,000 followers on Instagram.

Courtesy of @Rexiecat

He’s showing the world that a disability doesn’t mean inability!

Rex is a purrfect advocate for rescue and special needs pet adoption.

All it takes is one look at this sweet boy and you’ll fall in love!

Want to see more of Rex? Follow him on Instagram and witness him in all his glory.

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Tuesday 12th of July 2022

Rex has the most beautiful smile. Thx to his mommy for all the love and care she is giving him.


Tuesday 12th of July 2022

Rex is sooooo cute. Such a brave guy and you can see how loved he is. We have 4 cats 3 from a rescue charity and the other 1 rescued from a wardrobe but never got to a rescue charity my sister let us know about him. We are certain that one has an attachment disorder just needs diagnosis though. She's my baby girl though.

Gregory Andonian

Sunday 10th of July 2022

HOW, could you hurt a baby like this??!! This little guy is😸😸😸😸. Wish my Charlie, like wearing clothes.

I don’t want to write my name

Tuesday 14th of June 2022


Michael Freitas

Saturday 26th of March 2022

Congratulations Rexie. You are a great Boy and Your Mommy is very lucky to have You. Take Care and God Bless Both of You Always